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B.C. is the only province to charge citizens directly for the cost of their health care with premiums of up to $900 for a single person and $1,800 for families. The BC Liberals promised to cut those premiums in half for most people starting on Jan. 1 of next year, and the NDP’s budget maintains that – with some important changes.
The government says it will eliminate the premiums altogether over the next four years, but the details of exactly when that will happen, and how it will be funded, have yet to be figured out.
WestPAR plans to post more on this topic shortly.